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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Gold Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gold Creek and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Gold Creek:
    • 62.756667, -149.693889
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Gold Creek
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Gold Creek ...

We have found five communities that share the name Gold Creek.

Within Alaska, the name Gold Creek is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Faulkner County
      • This Gold Creek is located in Faulkner County and lies 3,075 miles [4,948.7 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Gold Creek.
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Gold Creek is located in Paulding County and lies 3,378 miles [5,436.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Gold Creek.
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Gold Creek is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Gold Creek.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Gold Creek.
    • Oregon
      • Polk County
      • This Gold Creek is located in Polk County and lies 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km]<1> to the southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Gold Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gold Creek ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chase
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
    • Chase lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gold Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
  • Colorado
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colorado
    • Colorado lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Gold Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colorado
  • Curry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry
    • Curry lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gold Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curry
  • Petersville
  • Trapper Creek

How Far From Gold Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gold Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gold Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Gold Creek to Juneau, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,339 miles [5,373.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,895 miles [9,487.1 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gold Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.7567, Longitude: -149.6939       In this case, the coordinates for Gold Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Gold Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.203 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.898 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.294 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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